What is a follower who does not believe in a personal God?
Disbelief in a personal God does not necessarily make someone into a follower; who do you think such people are following? I suppose one might be a follower of Richard Dawkins. But lots of people have arrived at such conclusions on their own.
Spinoza and Einstein did not believe in a personal God. Spinoza was a Pantheist, and Einstein admired Spinoza's god as metaphor for the laws of nature. Deism was popular and widespread in the 17th century. The Pantheist's god as metaphor for natural law, and the Deist non-interventionist god, were both impersonal. So Pantheists and Deists, and a few others, are followers of impersonal gods.
Answer Genuine followers of the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) do believe in God. Of course, there is no real way of knowing how many followers of those faiths do not really believe in God and are only followers for cultural, social or family reasons, or because they think it is more 'respectable' to be a follower.
What God is really has to come down to personal belief and faith. There are some that feel that God is a male, some that feel God is a female, and some that do not believe at all. If you believe differently than what the Bible says and choose to believe that God is a female, then it probably isn't much of a stretch to believe God can be both or either. My personal belief…
A personal god is one to whom you can pray, with the hope that your prayers will be answered. A creator god is one who created the world, or at least participated in that creation. It is common for creator gods to be personal gods, but not always. Deists believe in the Christian God as a creator god who, having finished his creation, takes no further interest in the world.
People who already disbelieve in God's existence believe it to be so. People who do believe in God believe it not to be so. People who believe in the one true God of the Bible would agree that to believe in 'a god' just any god, would also involve a 'suspension of rational thinking' as well as other things consequent upon that. Rational thinking does not automatically, as some assume, cause one to disbelieve in…
Nobody has to "allow" you to become a follower. It is a personal choice. What makes someone a Muslim, or one who follows Islam, is the belief that there is only on Deity, named Allah, and that Prophet Muhammad was His final messenger. Someone who wants to be a Muslim should say the "shahada" ,or declaration of faith, in front of two Muslim witnesses. It translates to, " I testify that there is no god…
Kingdom Halls are merely 'buildings'. Buildings don't have the capacity to 'believe'. But Jehovah's Witnesses (who attend Kingdom Halls) certainly do believe in God. In fact their name says it all. 'Jehovah' is God's personal name by which he has identified himself to mankind. Therefore simply our name indicates that we not only believe in God, but we 'witness' about him, and for him.